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Perseverance rover prepares to collect Martian samples

By Ashley Strickland | CNN Almost a year after NASA’s Perseverance rover was launched on its nearly seven-month journey to Mars, the robotic explorer is preparing to collect its first Martian sample within the next two weeks. This sample, which will be returned to Earth by missions in the 2030s, might contain evidence of whether there was past life on Mars. The rover has also collected some of its first scientific observations of the red planet as it searches among the rocks and dust. Perseveran...
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope photographed colliding galaxies after recovering from a month-long mystery glitch

The Hubble Space Telescope hovers at the boundary of Earth and space in this picture, taken after Hubble's second servicing mission in 1997. NASA NASA shared the Hubble Space Telescope's first photos since it was fixed this weekend. Hubble is back online after a month of mysterious glitching that forced NASA to use backup hardware. The photos show colliding galaxies and a long galactic spiral. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Hubble Space Telescope is back, and ...
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NASA has finally fixed the Hubble Space Telescope after almost 5 weeks of troubleshooting a mysterious glitch

The Hubble Space Telescope in orbit above Earth. NASA NASA finally fixed the Hubble Space Telescope after nearly five weeks without science operations. Hubble switched to backup hardware to correct the mysterious glitch that took it offline. Hubble's age likely caused the problem. NASA hopes it still has a few more years. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has finally fixed its Hubble Space Telescope after weeks of troubleshooting a mysterious glitch.On Friday, the a...
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30 years of stunning photos show why NASA fought so hard to save its Hubble Space Telescope from a mysterious glitch

Galaxy Messier 94, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, is rapidly forming new stars in the bright ring surrounding it. NASA NASA has finally fixed the Hubble Space Telescope after a mysterious glitch took it offline more than a month ago. Hubble is the world's most powerful space telescope. During its three decades in orbit, it has helped astronomers calculate the age and expansion of the universe, study far-away planets, and probe the secrets of dark matter. In that time, the iconi...
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NASA is finally advancing a space telescope that could track down dangerous asteroids before they strike Earth

An artist's concept of the NEOCam asteroid-hunting mission. NASA/JPL-Caltech A NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. NASA is finally advancing the telescope, called NEO Surveyor, after years of passing it over. By passing a key review, the telescope has escaped what one expert called "NASA mission limbo hell." See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is finally moving forward with a space telescope that could spot asteroi...
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Hell Yeah, Another Venus Mission Just Got the Green Light

It’s been just a week since NASA announced its two Venus missions, and now there’s another one to look forward to. The European Space Agency today announced EnVision, its own Venus-bound spacecraft, slated to launch in the early 2030s.Read more...
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Extremely Delayed James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Again, Again

The upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, already seven years behind schedule, will not launch on Halloween as planned, which is just as well, given the ominous date and this project’s history of bad luck. For once, the delay is not due to the telescope, but rather the rocket that will deliver it to space.Read more...
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NASA is finally returning to Venus with 2 new spacecraft - one to map the 'inferno-like world' and one to plunge to its surface

A composite image of Venus from NASA's Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is sending two new missions to Venus between 2028 and 2030, the agency announced Wednesday. The DAVINCI+ mission will plunge to Venus' "inferno-like" surface, while VERITAS will map the planet. The spacecraft could help scientists investigate how Venus became so hot and whether it holds life. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than three decades have passed...
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A space telescope that could protect Earth from asteroids has been stuck in 'NASA mission limbo hell' - but it may finally escape

An artist's concept of an asteroid-hunting space telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech A future NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. But efforts to launch such an asteroid observatory have failed to advance for years. Now, NASA's NEO Surveyor mission may finally move forward if it passes a key review in the coming weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city could be careening towards Ea...
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Webb Telescope Launch Date Slips Again

The James Webb Space Telescope, the largest science observatory to ever be placed into space, won't launch as scheduled on Halloween this year due to a "combination of different factors." The new launch date is expected to be pushed into November or possibly early December. Ars Technica reports: During a press briefing with reporters on Tuesday, the telescope's director for launch services, Beatriz Romero, said that there are a "combination of different factors" to consider when setting a new la...
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Heads For Earth With Asteroid Sample

Obipale shares a press release from NASA: After nearly five years in space, NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. On Monday, May 10, at 4:23 p.m. EDT the spacecraft fired its main engines full throttle for seven minutes -- its most significant maneuver since it arrived at Bennu in 2018. This burn thrust the spacecraft ...
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Is Racing Back to Earth With a Scoop of Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx, a NASA spacecraft tasked with collecting rocks and dust from a nearby asteroid named Bennu, is coming back home after almost five years away. The spacecraft, officially named Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer, officially fired its engines to begin its…Read more...
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter just failed to lift off from the Martian surface, but it will try again on Friday

Left: NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on the surface of Mars, photographed by the Perseverance rover. Right: An illustration of Ingenuity flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter failed to lift off for its fourth Mars flight, but it will try again Friday. A software issue may have prevented its flight computer from transitioning to flight mode. Ingenuity has just a week left for the two final flights that would push it to the limit. See more stories on Insider's bus...
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter failed to lift off from the Martian surface on Thursday for its planned 4th flight

Left: NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on the surface of Mars, photographed by the Perseverance rover. Right: An illustration of Ingenuity flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter failed to lift off of Mars for its fourth flight on Thursday. A software issue may have prevented the helicopter's flight computer from transitioning to flight mode. Ingenuity has just a week left for the two final flights that will push it to the limit. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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NASA's Perseverance rover just turned CO2 into oxygen. The technology could help future astronauts breathe on Mars.

Technicians in the cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory lower the MOXIE instrument into the belly of the Perseverance rover. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover carried an oxygen-producing experiment called MOXIE to Mars. MOXIE converted carbon dioxide from Mars' atmosphere into oxygen for the first time on Tuesday. Future astronauts will need to produce their own oxygen on Mars to breathe and fuel rockets. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA s...
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Built by JPL, NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, first for another planet

In this image from NASA, NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity hovers above the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP) In this image from NASA, NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into th...
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See the photo from the first helicopter flight on Mars, showing the planet's surface and the Ingenuity drone's shadow

Ingenuity snapped this photo of its shadow on the ground below as it flew on Mars on Monday. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter flew on Mars for the first time, lifting itself 10 feet high on Monday. The space drone snapped a photo of its shadow on the Martian surface below as it hovered. NASA expects to get full video footage of the flight from both Ingenuity and the Perseverance rover. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter flew on ...
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NASA's Mars helicopter took flight for the first time, opening the door for a new generation of space drones

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter recorded this photo of its shadow on the ground below as it flew on Mars for the first time, April 19, 2020. NASA NASA's Ingenuity helicopter flew on Mars for the first time on Monday, making spaceflight history. Ingenuity's 10-foot hover was the first controlled, powered flight ever on another planet. Space helicopters could one day explore other planets or scout terrain for Mars astronauts. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA'...
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Photos from NASA's Perseverance rover show the Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars for the first time

Two images from the Perseverance rover showing the Ingenuity drone in the air and back on the surface on April 19, 2021. NASA NASA's Ingenuity helicopter made spaceflight history when it lifted off from the Martian surface for the first time on Monday morning.The Perseverance rover, which carried Ingenuity nearly 300 million miles to Mars, watched and filmed from a nearby overlook.It saw the 4-pound space drone flew 10 feet high, hovered there for 30 seconds, and safely lowered itself b...
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The first flight of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is delayed at least a week because its software needs a tweak

The Perseverance rover captured images of the Ingenuity helicopter before (left) and after (right) spinning its rotor blades. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA delayed the first flight of its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars after a test ended abruptly. Ingenuity engineers are preparing a software update to fix the issue. NASA said it will set a new flight date next week. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is trying to fix a glitch in its Mars helicopter.The $85 million drone, calle...
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NASA delays historic flight of Mars helicopter Ingenuity for several days

An historic flight in which a 4-pound NASA helicopter would attempt to hover above the surface of Mars this weekend was delayed by at least several days on Saturday, April 10, officials said. #MarsHelicopter 1st flight attempt delayed to no earlier than April 14 During the high-speed spin test, the sequence ended early during the transition from "preflight" to "flight" mode. The helicopter is safe & healthy. The team is diagnosing the issue. https://t.co/ysnZzKR7qM pic.twitter.com/lP3NrIvGBs — ...
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NASA delays Mars helicopter flight after a crucial rotor-blade-spinning test ended abruptly

The Perseverance rover captured the Ingenuity helicopter before (left) and after (right) spinning its rotor blades at low speed. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA has delayed the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter to Wednesday. A crucial test to spin Ingenuity's blades at full speed ended abruptly due to a "watchdog" timer. It's not clear what the issue was but NASA will have to redo the test before flying. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has delayed the fi...
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The Ingenuity Mars helicopter's blades are spinning ahead of its first flight - making the NASA team 'nervous and excited'

The Perseverance rover photographed the Ingenuity helicopter before (left) and after (right) it spun its rotor blades. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has spun its blades and charged up with solar energy on Mars. On Monday, Ingenuity will attempt the first controlled flight on Mars. The NASA team is nervous and excited for the high-stakes experimental flight. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is charging up and spinning it...
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Listen to Lasers Zapping Rocks on Mars in Perseverance’s Latest Dispatch

Unprecedented audio recordings taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover are transporting us to the surface of the Red Planet, allowing us to hear the sound of a gentle alien breeze, and the click-clicking of lasers zapping a Martian rock.Read more...
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Mars Rover Landing Site Named After Sci-Fi Legend Octavia Butler

That magical spot in Jezero crater where NASA’s Perseverance rover made its historic landing last month has been named “Octavia E. Butler Landing” in honor of the late sci-fi author.Read more...
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NASA shares first video and audio, new images from Mars Perseverance rover

By Ashley Strickland | CNN During its harrowing descent to the surface of Mars last Thursday, NASA’s Perseverance rover captured video that the agency is calling “How to Land on Mars.” The video, along with other newly released footage, gives earthlings back home a better sense of the sights and sounds on the red planet. Cameras on “Percy,” as the rover is affectionately called at mission control, show for the first time the perspective of a spacecraft landing on Mars. The video begins 230 seco...
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Watch live: NASA reveals the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA is about to share unprecedented vide...
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Watch NASA reveal the first video footage of its Perseverance rover landing on Mars

A photo of NASA's Perseverance rover just feet above the Martian surface - part of a video several cameras recorded of the landing on February 18, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA says it will release the first video of its Perseverance rover's Mars touchdown on Monday. For the first time ever, you'll be able to see a rover landing on Mars. Watch NASA's livestream, starting at 2 p.m. ET, below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Update: NASA released a three-minute vide...
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Making history, a UAE spacecraft is in orbit around Mars

By Isabel Debre | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates swung into orbit around Mars on Tuesday in a triumph for the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. Ground controllers at the UAE’s space center in Dubai rose to their feet and broke into applause when word came that the craft, called Amal, Arabic for Hope, had reached the end of its seven-month, 300-million-mile journey and had begun circling the red planet, where it will gather detai...
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NASA picks Elon Musk's SpaceX to help with a $99 million mission that will map the creation of the universe

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Axel Springer NASA has picked Elon Musk's SpaceX to help with an astrophysics mission dubbed SPHEREx. SPHEREx, a space telescope, is due to launch via a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2024 for a two-year mission. The data collected will help astronomers understand how the universe was created, NASA said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA has picked Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch a telescope into orbit for a two-year astrophysics mission starting 20...
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